Alienware m17x R4 GTX1070 mxm successful upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Handale30, Oct 19, 2018.

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What would you rather have?

  1. Alienware 17 R3 6700HQ GTX1070

  2. Alienware M17x R4 3820QM GTX 1070

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    You'll need new heatsink, they are sold precut on ebay.

    You will need eDP cable and 120hz panel

    You will want a k1000m so you can transition from LVDS to peg mod in the bios.

    Which also brings up unlocked bios, I think you may or may not need it to set appropriate settings before install.

    Also you will need windows 10 in a pure uefi environment.
     
  2. Xachary

    Xachary Newbie

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    Should I upgrade to Win10 UEFI setup before I upgrade any of the hardware?
     
  3. M18x-oldie

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    Yes essential step for a 10xx upgrade, UEFI and a GPT boot partition.
     
  4. Xachary

    Xachary Newbie

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    Any recommended guides out there? I’ve heard it’s best to upgrade to Win 10 first, then do a clean install after.
    Thanks for the help!
    Zac
     
  5. M18x-oldie

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    No need for that, I installed it straight ahead.

    First set UEFI in the BIOS (also recommend to turn fast and secure boot off) .
    Partition type can be switched during installation, when the option for choosing the drive appears, hit shift and f10, and then using fdisk. Better look up the commands first and write em down.
     
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    I currently have the FHD 1920x1080 60hz display (K6PJ1). I plan on putting in a GTX 1070. What are my display upgrade options? I can’t seem to find anything besides the FHD 3D 120hz display. I was hoping to get to a higher resolution (4K?).
     
  7. 2CPU

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    Just updated my drivers to 419.67, still no HDMI-In. Oddly I could not get latest 430.64 to install.
     
  8. TheReciever

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    Has nothing to do with drivers and everything to do with Alienware software iirc.
     
  9. 2CPU

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    Ah bummer. Had to go back to 398.36 driver BTW. Seems the Vram can't be detected on the 4XX and prevents 3dMark from running.
     
  10. TheReciever

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    That's odd I ran I think it was 418 on my ranger, though that was with the 1060, I have the 1070 now and am in the middle of modding it to accept the msi 1070.
     
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